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Definitions of event

  1. To break forth. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. something that happens at a given place and time Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (relativity theory) a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion; result; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An occurrence; incident; the result or outcome of an action; any single item in a program of sports or games. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. That which comes out or happens: the result: any incident or occurrence. -EVENT, OCCURRENCE, INCIDENT, CIRCUMSTANCE. Event, that which comes out, that which springs from a previous state of affairs. Hence we speak of watching the event; of tracing the progress of events. An event is of more importance than an occurrence, and is generally applied to great transactions in history. Occurrence is literally that which meets us in our progress through life, and does not connect itself with the past as an event does. An incident is that which falls into a state of things to which it does not primarily belong; as, the incidents of a journey: it is applied to matters of minor importance. Circumstance, (lit.) that which stands round or attends; does not necessarily mean anything that happens or takes place, but may simply mean one of the surrounding or accompanying conditions of an occurrence, incident, or event. It is also applied to incidents of minor moment which take place along with something of more importance. A person giving an account of a campaign, might dwell on the leading events which it produced; might mention some of its striking occurrences; might allude to some remarkable incidents which attended it; and might give details of the favorable or adverse circumstances by which it was accompanied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. That which happens; occurrence; result. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Anything that happens. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The result of any action. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A contingent occurrence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. One incident in a series, as of games. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Anything that happens or falls out, good or bad; the consequence of anything; the issue. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. That which happens or comes to pass; any incident, good or bad; the conclusion; the result. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for event

  1. " In any event we thank you, starman. – Feet Of Clay by Phillip Hoskins
  2. It may be so, Mr. Knox, but in that event why have they not sent for a physician? – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
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